Doulas are making a difference for families worldwide.DONA International is the leader in evidence-based doula training, certification and continuing education. Our doulas are the world's best! What is a doula?
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Parents, DONA International can help you connect with a professional, highly skilled birth or postpartum doula in your area.
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It’s an incredible time to start your journey as a birth or postpartum doula. Let’s explore this path together.
“If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it.”Dr. John H. Kennell
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The W. Hotel, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl
July 19-21, 2018
This year, DONA International takes conference innovation forward, by offering the DONA International Summit as a two-part event. The in-person summit will take place in Fort Lauderdale, FL, from July 19-21, 2018, with a follow up online summit on August 4, 2018, for live or on-demand viewing. Attend one or attend both, two opportunities for learning!
For more information about the 2018 DONA International Summit, visit our conference page
Reporters and Editors… Let’s talk!
Every week, DONA International is contacted by reporters and editors around the world. As representatives of the world’s leading doula organization, we’d love to talk!
This year, DONA International and our doulas have been featured in articles by Essence magazine, The Bump, Fit Pregnancy, and more!
By Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) released an updated committee opinion last month titled Optimizing Postpartum Care. This opinion was endorsed and supported by fellow...read more
By Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE With Father's Day right around the corner in the United States (this Sunday, June 17th) I thought I would share a book review of a recent nonfiction book I just finished reading. Man Vs. Baby by Matt...read more
By Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE I have a question and maybe you can help me out? When I started working as a doula and a childbirth educator almost 15 years ago, I had a lot of terms to learn. In my doula training, I learned it was important...read more
By Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, CLE Today, May 31st is Penny Simkin's 80th birthday. I am confident that you join me in being so glad that she was born on this day in 1938. Penny is one of the five founders of DONA International and an icon in...read more